Plush do for Irene

Irene Thorley celebrates her 90th birthday in style
Irene Thorley celebrates her 90th birthday in style

NUTHAll pensioner Irene Thorley celebrated her 90th birthday in style with a big bash at the Belfry Hotel for friends and family.

Irene was presented with a cake at the plush do, and was serenaded by entertainer Richard Comfort who sang her favourite hymn, How Great Thou Art.

She said her life had been ‘enriched by a wonderful family and many good friends’ and said reaching 90 was ‘quite an achievement’.

The birthday girl, who has lived in Highfield Road for over 40 years, worked as a control officer for the National Fire Service during World War Two and then for the John Player factory.

She is an award-winning dancer and was a member of Hilltop lunch club for 27 years.